Asus has developed its unusual external optical drive, the Asus Varidrive. New device is also able to use as a docking station for ultrabook or slim laptop. It is also matching with the aesthetic of the company’s Zenbook line.
Wrapped in a stylish spun-metal Zen-inspired design, the Varidrive can install in horizontal and stand-able positioning. Besides a convenient slot-loading Super-Multi DVD combo drive, the Asus Varidrive has also HDMI, D-Sub, Gigabit Ethernet, and three USB 3.0 ports for connecting peripherals. It is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system.
The Varidrive external ODD is packs DVD ± R (8x), DVD ± RW (8x/6x), DVD-RAM (5x), DVD-ROM (8x), CD-R/RW (24x/4x) and CD-ROM (24x). Dimensions of Asus Varidrive are 203 x 140 x 15 mm and weigh about 450 grams.
Asus Varidrive external optical drive will go on sale in the near future but there is no word on price yet.
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Asus VariDrive external drive with docking for ultrabooks